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Where to give and get free winter clothes in Allegheny County

Where can Pittsburghers with extra new or gently-used winter clothes, and Pittsburghers who need free winter clothes go to have their inverse needs met? These organizations are a handful of those around town that accept donations of winter clothing and also offer winter clothing free of charge.

Free Store Braddock

420 Braddock Ave., Braddock. freestore15104.org and instagram.com/freestore15104
What they’re collecting: Gently-used items in good, clean condition, from household goods to toys to in-season clothing. No electronics, furniture, or out-of-season clothing.
What they’re offering: In-season clothing and other household goods, all free.
When: Tuesdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Who it benefits: Anyone

Free Store Wilkinsburg

619 Penn Ave., Wilkinsburg. freestorewilkinsburg.org and facebook.com/FreeStoreWilkinsburg

What they’re collecting: No clothing donations before Feb. 1. Gently-used items in good, clean condition, from household goods to toys to in-season clothing. No electronics, furniture, or out-of-season clothing.
What they’re offering: In-season clothing and other household goods, all free.
When to shop: Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
When to donate: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Who it benefits: Anyone

South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM)

5301 Park Ave., Bethel Park
What they’re collecting: In-season clothing for adults and children
What they’re offering: In-season clothing for adults and children
When: Mondays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; second and fourth Friday of each month from 1-4 p.m. Additional shopping hours available by appointment, call 412-854-9120 ext. 108 to schedule.
Who it benefits: The Community Closet at SHIM is open to everyone in the community.

Backyard Angel

933 Brookline Blvd., Brookline
What they’re collecting: Gently used winter coats of all sizes, especially children’s
What they’re offering: Children’s winter clothing
When to shop: They accept requests for children’s clothing through Facebook: facebook.com/backyardangel
When to donate: Drop off is at the church any weekday morning from 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. at the church main entrance around the corner. (Do not drop off items at the BYA entrance.)
Who it benefits: Local children

This organization is offering free clothing but is not currently accepting donations:

Foster Love Project

463 S. Trenton Ave., Wilkinsburg. fosterloveproject.org
What they’re offering: Children’s clothing, shoes, personal care products, bedding
When: Request an appointment online or call 412-212-3283.
Who it benefits: Children in foster or kinship care can pick out their own clothes.
Notes: People should bring custody papers with them each time they shop. If it is a brand new placement and papers have not come yet, an email from their caseworker is sufficient. Kids who are reunifying with their parents are also able to come shop. They ask the caseworker to contact them in this situation.